Just got JB official [VZW] brightness bugSupport


  1. dhworph

    dhworph Well-Known Member

    I always leave my phone on auto-brightness. I really liked the smooth transitions of 4.0.4, although I thought they were a bit slow sometimes... not with 4.1.1 they are way too fast and frequent! ARGH! pet peave!

    Any 4.1.1 roms with the 4.0.4 smooth brightness transisitons? Or other workarounds?

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  2. Tim K

    Tim K Well-Known Member Contributor

    auto brightness sucks. its never accurate and always over-reactive. It tends to result in unnecessary battery usage from an over bright screen. I recommend setting a widget with several set points to toggle instead. I go with 10%, 30% and 70%, usually sticking with 30%.
  3. dhworph

    dhworph Well-Known Member

    I've found that in normal indoors daylight, auto brightness works well. I just miss the smooth transitions of 4.0.4.

    I find the screen too bright for nighttime, even at 0% brightness, but I think this is a screen technology issue. The screen looks bad at lower brightnesses.
  4. dhworph

    dhworph Well-Known Member

    ok, I've found an app "Lux". The free version does a pretty smooth auto-brightness. I don't know how it is on battery, but it lets you set the auto brightness levels somewhat custom. I still think ICS 4.0.4 auto brightness transitions are smoother, but Lux is better than JB's built in auto brightness, which suffers from extreme paranoia, jumping the tiniest change in phone angle to light rays.

    Anyone have any other auto-brightness apps they like, feel free to post them.
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  5. dhworph

    dhworph Well-Known Member

    I've found Custom Auto Brightness App to be a better solution. It is easier to modify settings (with a graph), and it works more consistently than the free version of lux. It still has a few bugs, like every now and then it will jump to really dark or really bright (about once or twice a charge cycle, about once a day for me).

    Sorry to keep bumping the thread, just hoping to help someone else out who might be having the same issue.
  6. wtherrell

    wtherrell Well-Known Member

    +1 for Lux you can set it for min brightness in room lighting and full on in sunlight. You can also adjust the transition increments and speeds. This app is a good find.

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